Rembrandt plays Berrima / Rembrandt

With The Story Centre in HD, Berrima District Museum’s new digital gallery, the world’s culture is at our doorstep.

Harlan Hall, volunteer Project Manager at the Berrima District Museum, had the idea of a digital gallery that would be a series of high definition digital screens, in place of traditional museum exhibition story boards. This would allowed the volunteer run museum to change exhibitions more often at a lower production cost.

The new gallery was launched with the spectacular A Butcher, A Baker, A Bunch of Makers exhibition about 12 months ago.

The next show takes advantage of the American not-for-profit organisation devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. The organisation has released several copyright-licenses, known as Creative Commons licenses, free of charge to the public. Today, there are over 300 million images from 19 organisations, including some of the world’s greatest art galleries and museums.

Rembrandt in HD is the first venture into this new world of on line content and is timed to mark 350 years since his death on October 4, 1669 at the age of 63. The Exhibition features twenty-six of Rembrandt’s paintings spaning forty years of his career. The Exhibition also contains forty-eight of his etchings, from three of the world’s greatest art museums; the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, The J Paul Getty Museum Malibu, California and The Metropolitan Museum, New York, made available under the Creative Commons classification, for works that are free of known copyright around the world.

DETAILS

Rembrandt in HD
The Story Centre 
Berrima District Museum
Corner of Market Place & Bryan Street Berrima
Open 10-4, Wednesday to Sunday

For more information visit
thestorycentre.com.au

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